This is obviously a quite ridiculous scam targeting people trying to lose weight but who don’t want to cut down their calorie intake.
“Double Shot” pills, in which blue capsules burn fat and red ones block calories
Manon Fernet and her Quebec-based company agreed to pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges this year over their Double Shot pills.
The marketers did business as the “Freedom Center Against Obesity,”. One supply of pills “to lose up to 30 pounds” cost $79; the bottles “contained blue capsules that supposedly burned fat, and red ones that supposedly blocked calories,”
The marketers allegedly “claimed that the effectiveness of Double Shot as a weight-loss treatment had been proven by clinical studies.” NOT TRUE.
The advert above says that the pills would enable a user to absorb just 72 calories from a 720-calorie plate of spaghetti.
Consumers were tricked into believing Double Shot “would cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss, without diet or exercise,” the FTC said.